Better late than never with an introduction, I hope!
I've been playing HG since about 1997. I encountered the instrument through my then girlfriend (now wife!) playing me Blowzabella albums. I started playing on Paddy Butcher's first HG and a few years later I was lucky enough to have a windfall which allowed me to buy an Eaton, which is a dream to play. Recently Mike Gilpin did some excellent work refurbishing the wheel, crank and bearings of the Butcher HG and has given it a new lease of life.
I regularly play for the Cam-French music/dance session in Cambridge, and I've played on friends' CD recordings, both on HG and also on fiddle. Having three kids limits the amount of time I have to play, but my ambition is to produce a CD of my own stuff... one day...
I'm not terribly familiar with bulletin boards/forums having mainly used mailing lists up until now, so please excuse any gross mistakes I make as I flail around trying to get comfortable!